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'We lived on hope and promises'

By Murray Cox
BBC News

"We left under the assumption we would see our parents again in a few

Rolf Penzias, now 86, is one of about 10,000 child refugees - mostly
Jewish - who were sent without their parents out of Austria, Germany,
Poland and Czechoslovakia to foster families and hostels in Britain.

The operation to evacuate the children on the eve of WWII became known
as Kindertransport, and the 70th anniversary of parliament passing the
legislation behind it is being marked on Sunday in London.

Mr Penzias said: "I was born in Munich and I was 16 when I left with
my brother who was 14....

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